Doomben race track is located in Ascot about 7 kilometres from the Brisbane city centre and has been home to racing there since 1933 and is also referred to as the 'Garden' course due to the lovely gardens located around the track.
In 1996, a new modern drainage system was installed, which provides excellent drainage when the track receives heavy rains. It is home to the Brisbane Racing Club.
The Brisbane Racing Club came about following a merger between the Brisbane Turf Club (BTC), which raced at Doomben, and the Queensland Turf Club (QTC), who operated Eagle Farm. The official commencing date of the Brisbane Racing Club was the 1st of July 2009.
Doomben previously operated under the banner of the the Brisbane Amateur Turf Club, which was formed in 1923 and predominantly responsible for the then Albion Park racecourse (now a trotting venue). In 1933, the Brisbane Amateur club took over Doomben, which was the old Doomben Park Recreation Grounds Ltd. In 1997, the Club changed its name to become the Brisbane Turf Club (BTC).
Doomben hosts its major carnival each year during the month of May, highlighted by the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 and the Group 1 BTC Cup. Doomben also hosts a summer racing Carnival in December & January of each year featuring the City Pacific Finance Summer Series, including the Group 3 George Moore Stakes.
Below are the main feature during the Doomben racing carnival in May.
|BTC Cup||$400,000||Group 1||1200m||May|
|Doomben Cup||$500,000||Group 1||2020m||May|
|Doomben 10,000||$650,000||Group 1||1350m||May|
Below are the main races of the Doomben racing carnival in December.
|George Moore Stakes||$200,000||Group 3||1200m||Dec|
|Vo Rogue Plate||$150,000||Group 3||1350m||Dec|
Please visit our Brisbane winter racing carnival page for all Brisbane feature group races held each year.
The Doomben track is right handed (clockwise) with a course proper circumference of 1715 metres. Doomben has three chutes: the 1350 metres, 1615 metres and 2200 metres. The length of the Doomben straight is 341 metres with the width at the Winning Post 26.4 metres, while the track itself is turf, with banking at varying degrees around the course proper.
Circumference: 1,715 metres
Straight: 341 metres
Doomben Racecourse Info
75 Hampden Street, Ascot QLD 4007
Ph: 07 3268 2171
Fax: 07 3868 2410
Doomben Racecourse Postal Addres
Brisbane Turf Club, P.O. Box 817
Hamilton Central 4007
Ph: 07 3268 2171
Website: Brisbane Turf Club
How to get to Doomben racecourse?
Doomben Racecourse can be found on Hampden Street, Ascot and is around 7.2kms or a 10 minute drive from the Brisbane city centre. The track is 5.5kms or around 5 minutes by car from the Brisbane Airport.
Travelling by train will deliver you to the Doomben train station which is only 200 metres from the entrance to the Doomben track. Buses and ferries are also available to arrive at Doomben and you can find relevant timetable information from the Translink website.
If you plan to drive to Doomben then free public parking is available in the centre of the track via gate 1 on Nudgee Road, Ascot. The Brisbane Turf Club has location details on their website.
A Taxi service is provided to and from the course at the allocated taxi rank outside Gate 4 on Hampden Street, Ascot.
The Brisbane Racing Club also holds racing at a second metropolitan race track, Eagle Farm racecourse, which is located just across the road from Doomben.